Mary C. DeCamp

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Practice areas

While Ms. DeCamp engages in various types of civil litigation, her practice focuses chiefly in the expansive areas of education law, special education law, and employment law.  Ms. DeCamp also represents other governmental entities, police officers, corporations, small businesses, and individuals in a variety of litigated matters.  


Though much of Ms. DeCamp’s practice involves civil litigation, she also devotes a notable amount of her practice to counseling and advising clients on best practices and legal issues arising out of many areas of the law, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and various other federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to employment law, education law, and other facets of her legal practice. 


Prior to establishing Bennett & DeCamp, PLLC in 2018, Ms. DeCamp practiced law for nearly a decade at a prominent civil defense law firm in Chattanooga.

Publications and lectures

Ms. DeCamp regularly gives presentations to organizations and individuals on issues, best practices, and current events impacting employers, school boards, and/or school systems. 


Recent Presentations:


IEPs, LREs, and the Sixth Circuit

TAASE Legal Conference, Pigeon Forge, TN, December 3-4, 2018


Open Meetings Laws

National Business Institute, Local Government Law: What Attorneys Need to Know, Chattanooga, TN, May 31, 2018


Human Resources Issues

National Business Institute, Local Government Law: What Attorneys Need to Know, Chattanooga, TN, May 31, 2018


IDEA or Section 504? Determining Eligibility Under Both Laws

National Business Institute, IEP and 504 Plan Legal Workshop, Knoxville, TN, December 19, 2017


Developing and Implementing 504 Plans: Ensuring a Level Playing Field

National Business Institute, IEP and 504 Plan Legal Workshop, Knoxville, TN, December 19, 2017


Recent Developments on the Interplay Between the IDEA and Section 504/Title II

TAASE Legal Conference, Pigeon Forge, TN, December 4-5, 2017



Professional credentials

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., 2003
  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 2008

Licensed in Tennessee and Georgia


Email:  mcd@bennettdecamp.com

Direct dial:  423.498.3792